Editorial Reviews

“Compelling and impactful. The authors convey Tai Choi’s strength and determination throughout the novel. Would make an excellent novel study to support ELA classrooms.” –―ChildrensLit.com

From the adult edition: “Recommend to fans of compelling, character-driven historical fiction inspired by true events, such as Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours (2017). YAs will be drawn to the dramatic stories of the young Chinese women brought to America.” ―Booklist, starred review

“Despite the disturbing subject matter, meticulously researched book is unputdownable. The book is as much a history lesson about a shameful piece of American history as it is a glimpse into the life of a heroine whose legacy lives on today: the mission home is still in existence, renamed the Donaldina Cameron House. Readers will come to care about all the women featured in the book and will marvel at the extraordinary accomplishments of a determined woman ahead of her time. Based on true events…Fascinating.” ―Historical Novel Society

“Many readers will find Dolly’s bravery and commitment to her faith inspirational, and Moore’s impressively detailed research makes this a good introduction to this often neglected chapter in American history.” –―Library Journal